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Synonyms for disown
dɪsˈoʊn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disinherit, disown(verb)

    prevent deliberately (as by making a will) from inheriting

    Synonyms:
    renounce, disinherit, repudiate

  2. disown, renounce, repudiate(verb)

    cast off

    "She renounced her husband"; "The parents repudiated their son"

    Synonyms:
    quit, give up, resign, repudiate, foreswear, vacate, disinherit, relinquish, abdicate, renounce

Wiktionary

  1. disown(verb)

    Synonyms:
    disclaim, disavow

  2. disown(verb)

    To refuse to own or to refuse to acknowledge one’s own.

    Lord Capulet and his wife threatened to disown their daughter Juliet if she didn't go through with marrying Count Paris.

    Synonyms:
    disavow, disclaim

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. disown

    Abjure, discard, forswear, recall, recant, renounce, retract, and revoke, like abandon, imply some previous connection. Renounce (Latin re, back, and nuntio, bear a message) is to declare against and give up formally and definitively; as, to renounce the pomps and vanities of the world. Recant (Latin re, back, and canto, sing) is to take back or deny formally and publicly, as a belief that one has held or professed. Retract (Latin re, back, and traho, draw) is to take back something that one has said as not true or as what one is not ready to maintain; as, to retract a charge or accusation; one recants what was especially his own, he retracts what was directed against another. Repudiate (Latin re, back, or away, and pudeo, feel shame) is primarily to renounce as shameful, hence to divorce, as a wife; thus in general to put away with emphatic and determined repulsion; as, to repudiate a debt. To deny is to affirm to be not true or not binding; as, to deny a statement or a relationship; or to refuse to grant as something requested; as, his mother could not deny him what he desired. To discard is to cast away as useless or worthless; thus, one discards a worn garment; a coquette discards a lover. Revoke (Latin re, back, and voco, call), etymologically the exact equivalent of the English recall, is to take back something given or granted; as, to revoke a command, a will, or a grant; recall may be used in the exact sense of revoke, but is often applied to persons, as revoke is not; we recall a messenger and revoke the order with which he was charged. Abjure (Latin ab, away, and juro, swear) is etymologically the exact equivalent of the Saxon forswear, signifying to put away formally and under oath, as an error, heresy, or evil practise, or a condemned and detested person. A man abjures his religion, recants his belief, abjures or renounces his allegiance, repudiates another's claim, renounces his own, retracts a false statement. A person may deny, disavow, disclaim, disown what has been truly or falsely imputed to him or supposed to be his. He may deny his signature, disavow the act of his agent, disown his child; he may repudiate a just claim or a base suggestion. A native of the United States can not abjure or renounce allegiance to the Queen of England, but will promptly deny or repudiate it. Compare ABANDON.

    Synonyms:
    abandon, abjure, deny, disavow, discard, disclaim, forswear, recall, recant, refuse, reject, renounce, repudiate, retract, revoke

    Antonyms:
    acknowledge, advocate, assert, avow, cherish, claim, defend, hold, maintain, own, proclaim, retain, uphold, vindicate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. disown(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    disclaim, disavow, refuse to acknowledge

  2. disown(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    deny, disallow

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. disown(v)

    Synonyms:
    repudiate, deny, disclaim, disavow, renounce, reject

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    renege

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How to use disown in a sentence?

  1. Joe Biden:

    It's simply a lie, that video is a lie, i'm looking for his campaign to come forward and disown it but they haven't done it yet.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Hard times in life are inevitable, and almost everyone has to go through the rough patches at least once in lifetime. Sometimes those hard times can be real blessings in disguise, for they reveal who your true friends are. The hard times enable you to recognize and appreciate your true friends who stand by your side even during the challenging difficult times, when your fair weather friends disown you and walk away from you. Perhaps God sends those tough times your way, so that your life stream gets rid of the dirt and stones, in my view, and the pure clean stream begins to flow smoothly once again.

  3. Rahaf Mohammed:

    How could my family disown me simply because I wanted to be independent and escape their abuse? i wanted to be free from oppression and depression. I wanted to be independent.


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